The dominance of the Food decks in Standard has had a weird effect on the surrounding metagame. The dual threat of Oko, Thief of Crowns and Wicked Wolf has a suffocating effect on decks that are looking to play to the battlefield, the first punishing big creatures whilst the second punishes small ones. In turn this has allowed some deeply messed-up decks that might struggle in more conventional metagames to come forward to try to fight their hardest to thieve the Food deck's crown. Decks like Temur Reclamation or Azorius Control, at least in the way they're currently built, have an uphill battle ahead of them when aggressive decks are a major player. Here however we see them quietly putting up impressive results relative to their metagame share.
This isn't really a healthy way for a metagame to be, but personally I do find it immensely fascinating, and so when I was beginning my preparation for Mythic Championship VI these bizarre outliers were, for better or worse, what I was most drawn to spending my time on.
We'll get to my unconventional Temur Reclamation list later, which is the deck I ultimately ended up registering after all this exploration, but I wanted to focus the bulk of this article on Jeskai Fires. It's a deck that felt to me like it was putting up a good fight in current Standard in its own right. In addition to that, Jeskai Fires stood out to me as a deck that also has a good shot should anything get banned from the Food deck in the near future since, unlike some of the decks to crop up in the last couple of weeks, Jeskai Fires actually stands a good shot against the aggressive decks that are currently being restrained by Food decks thanks to Deafening Clarion.